BUZZ BODY MUSIC plays Berlin Under A 8/15

Buzz Body Music is the new project from Pat McCusker Guitar, Mitch Stewart Bass and Davis Rowan drums from David Duchovny’s Band

Next Show- 8pm Wednesday, AUGUST 15 at Berlin Under A, 25 Ave A, New York, NY

Who wants to join us for drinks and live music?

Listen to their single, “Jean” here…


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Wizard World Chicago announces David & Gillian 2018

25th anniversary celebration continues full throttle with the announcement of another appearance, and this time David & GIllian together.


David Duchovny


Gillian Anderson

Wizard World Chicago runs August 23, 24, 25, 26. David is scheduled for Sat Aug 25 and Gillian for August 25, 26 (Sat & Sun)

Con Admission 
4-Day Admission $95
Thur Admission: $35
Fri Admission $45
Sat Admission $55

Photo Ops
Photo Op Price List
David & Gillian Photo Op – $200
David Photo Op – $100
Gillian Photo Op – $100


David Duchovny Autograph $90
Gillian Anderson Autograph $100

David Duchovny VIP – $415
Gillian Anderson VIP – $425
David & Gillian Xfiles Gold VIP – $615


– 4-Day pass to Wizard World Chicago 2018 for the price of a 2-Day pass
– Exclusive bag with curated X-Files items (Retail value of $75)

Wizard World Standard VIP Package

– Dedicated VIP Check-in
– Collectible VIP Badge
– 30-minute early entry to the Show Floor (Saturday and Sunday)
– VIP Lounge Access
– VIP Goodie Bag
– VIP Local Discount Package
– VIP Show Floor Discount Package
– Priority Lines for Autographs and Photo Ops (where offered)
– VIP Seating at programming sessions (when available)
– (1) Wizard World Authentics autograph or photo op authentication


• (1) David Duchovny 8″ x 10″ Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket – You can have talent sign this photo OR another item on-site
• (1) Gillian Anderson 8″ x 10″ Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket – You can have talent sign this photo OR another item on-site
Note: Autograph barcodes are included on VIP badge and can be scanned directly at the celebrity booth.  If you bring your own item to be personalized, each guest may, at their own discretion, choose not to sign an individual item.


• (1) Photo Op with David Duchovny (up to 2 adults and 2 children [10 or under] may be in the photo)
• (1) Photo Op with Gillian Anderson (up to 2 adults and 2 children [10 or under] may be in the photo)
Note: Photo Op barcodes are included on VIP badge and can be scanned directly in the photo ops area.


• All Admissions gain entry to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2018.
• Admissions are non-refundable.
• Admissions that are purchased from unauthorized websites (like craigslist, eBay, StubHub, etc.) will not be honored for entry.
• Each admission is valid for the same person and may not be transferred.  Removing a wristband invalidates entry and will not be replaced.
• Important: Bring your printed e-Admissions or QR Code on your smartphone to the event to obtain wristband.  You must be present to receive wristband; they will not be handed out.
• Credit card will be charged at time of purchase.
• All Admissions have a Chicago Tax of 3.00% included in the fees.
• All VIP badges will be picked up at the show. They will not be sent in the mail.
• VIP Admission allows you into the VIP line for Autographs and Photo Ops, when applicable (not all autograph/photo op sessions have VIP lines).
• Most guests charge for Autographs and Photo Ops. Admission is required to purchase Autographs and/or Photo Ops.
• Talent subject to change.

David Duchovny Paints the Town with Words

I was an X-Files fan from day one. But I did not understand Seinfeld until I moved to New York in 1997. I look back on both as shows that reveal the 1990s, at least in how folks use cell phones, and how technology changed through out the decade

Bucky Fucking Dent

With Seinfeld  – friends have often heard me say this – I did not like a show with such ridiculous, unrealistic characters. Then I moved to New York City and immediately remarked, Seinfeld is tame. I became a fan immediately – months after the famous wager. Seinfeld helped me transition into being a full time New Yorker, to the point a new cast mate in the Improv show remarked “You say ‘YADA YADA YADA’ a lot.”

I finally got through Bucky Dent and Miss Subways. This blog post is more born from experiencing Miss Subways but  thinking back both books are wonderful exposes on the city I love to call home.

I know every character in these books – Ted, Marty, Mariana, Emer, Con, Izzy yada yada yada…

Even Sidhe seems real, despite supernatural qualities. He is a New York Irish imp. My mother’s family is very New York Irish. I know this rhythm of speech. I cannot wait to see that scene when Sidhe first appears on the big screen. I am jealous of the actor who gets to deliver these lines.

After finishing chapter one of Miss Subways I had one thought, “BEEN THERE!”

Emer’s experience on the Subway – minus her #metoo issues with manspreader Manafort – is universal. That process of reading, and re-reading ads, poems and more (Every comic in NYC made jokes about that Lost and Found panel from a few years ago with a wooden leg) on the walls of the subway in an effort to avoid eye contact.


As a self aware actor, trained in physical performance (Alexander, Mime etc), I question how awkward must I look trying not to appear awkward. So much better when on way to an audition,, rehearsal or other focusing destination.

As Emer travels from socialite networking event to uptown building to sketchy China Town back rooms,  David Duchovny paints the town with his words. One could say the same as Ted discovers the magic of sweet plantains in Spanish Harlem – I pictured a particular coffee shop near the E125 Street Metro North station where I have eaten plantains before heading to Westchester or Connecticut for gigs

What I truly love about Miss Subways? I almost believe the supernatural elements of the novel. The same way I buy into the time travel magic of Midnight in Paris. These cities feel magical, especially at night. When the eyes get a little heavy, the lights seem to glow like a wizard’s orbs.

Even scenes of the Dragon King in Central Park and Emer’s descending into the hidden depths of New York’s forgotten Subway tunnels and stations, seem possible, if only slightly beyond belief as real.

The only thing I would have changed in either book? Ted and Marty should have seen far more traffic driving north on I-95. That drive can be pure torture. Driving to the climax, perhaps sitting on the interstate parking lot would have slowed the dramedy too much. The book, after all, was not titled I-FUCKING-95.

These books rival a Woody Allen movie in their love/hate relationship with the great city. New York is one of the characters. Combined with House of D, David is becoming quite the fictional chronicler of New York.

Montreal Comic Con X-Files Panel and Improv Show (Workshop Too!)

Very excited to announce that Duchovniacs, Walt Frasier and Laurice Fattal, will be running a show & workshop program at the Montreal Comic Con next month.

3pm Improv Workshop – listed as Improv 4 Kids but fun for all ages
8:30pm Xfiles-Prov – The Laughs Are Out There

9:30 Afterparty


AND OF COURSE we will see al at the panel…

The Truth is Here – The X-Files Special Event
Saturday, July 7, 2018
7:00 p.m. – Main Events room (516C)Montreal Comiccon is proud to present The Truth is Here, a special 60-minute event featuring** The X-Files stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) and Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), together on stage. Fans will get to listen to their conspiracy theories and wild stories about aliens, sewer monsters and traveling from Vancouver to LA and back again. They’ll also be taking questions from fans along the way.Tickets on sale as of Wednesday, May 30 at noon!

*This does NOT include access to Montreal Comiccon. This is a separately ticketed event; it is NOT included with any single day, 3-Day, Deluxe, or VIP tickets.

To take advantage of the reduced ticket prices for this event, a Montreal Comiccon ticket that includes Saturday is required. Those WITHOUT said Comiccon entry tickets will be able to purchase a special ticket event at full price.

Take note that autographs and photos are not permitted during the special event. David Duchovny will be appearing at Montreal Comiccon on Saturday, July 7, while Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis will appear from Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8. Each will participate in autographs and photos on the days they are listed as guests. A Montreal Comiccon ticket valid on those days is required to enter those areas.

**Guest availability subject to change. Should the special event be cancelled entirely, tickets to said event will automatically be refunded. Montreal Comiccon entry tickets are non-refundable.

Miss Subways: The Movie

Miss Subways: The Movie. Sorry, no news of this project happening , but this post is about my sudden eagerness for this project.

Miss Subways: The Movie?

By Walt Frasier  @Waltfrasier

Working my way through David Duchovny’s latest novel, I have the constant nagging thought, I want this movie now, or the series, as David alluded to, to Brad I think, at the Barnes and Nobles May 1 book signing.

From the get go, David has captured the experience of riding on the IRT, BMT or IND trains. Anyone whom has spent any time in the New York underground can appreciate the avoiding eye contact by reading ads and poetry in motions on the walls.

As Duchovny also said May 1, a novel gets into the character’s mind in ways no TV show or movie could. He is right. So the heart of this novel, the inner thoughts of Emer, perhaps will be lost. Unless, perhaps, we get inner monologue.

Skip ahead to the chapter Emer meets Sid. The dialogue of this scene is begging celluloid like some great adult NYC version of Darby O’Gill. Sid’s witty banter begs an able actor’s craft. He is no Leprechaun, of course, but shares the sharp Irish tongue. I could be happy seeing this one scene as a short film.

One thing that sells all this novel on me?

Tea Leoni’s work in the audible book.

The voice acting is impeccable. The vulnerability, the deep understanding of Emer’s psyche, and the sadness revealed through each comical attempt at small talk simultaneously calls for laughs and tears.

I know this character. I have met this character so many times in NYC. I think at times I am a version of this character.

Like BFD, I know all the characters in this book (one for real, lol), even Sid, in some ways. I know this story, even the fantastical moments, in some ways.

New York is a fantastical place filled with fantastical characters. This feels like New York’s Midnight in Paris; Emer, the best female Woody Allen-like character I have met.

More to come on this work, but if you have not read Miss Subways yet, you are missing out. Add it to your summer reads.

Oh, and give David’s music a listen to appreciate a few references that much more.



Three years ago today I launched this blog, inspired by a dozen internet friends coming together for food, drinks and Duchovny.

Consider what we have been celebrating since.

Since that fateful night on May 12, when we helped launched HELL OR HIGHWATER, David’s first album, we have followed his career closely through two seasons of two TV shows – Aquarius and The X-Files, Two Albums – EVERY THIRD THOUGHT released this year, and Three Novels – HOLY COW, BUCK FUCKING DENT, and MISS SUBWAYS.

That would be a fulfilling career of work for many artists.

Since then there has been maybe 100 plus events where we have gotten to hang out and meet new friends on three continents. Live Concerts, Book Signings, and Comic Cons have inspired intercontinental travel for dozens of friends, and 100s more we do not closely associate, which I hope will change.

The road has not been without a few bumps – literally if you were trying to sleep in the RV while I drove across Europe. Like a big dysfunctional family this fandom has its ups and downs. The school yard has had its bullies. But we are a family that pulls through at the end of the day.

Now we anxiously await BUCK FUCKING DENT the movie, hoping for X-Files Season 12 news, new concerts dates (rumors flying about some upcoming USA dates) and so much more.

Maybe not the largest fandom in the world, we are certainly dedicated, and name another fandom that has SO MUCH fresh content to absorb.


We are just getting started!!!

But it all started with Charnette asking for FREEBIRD and me requesting NWA… BOTH of us are still waiting for these covers LOL

YUP We were sitting right in front of Pat, and later Gillian May 12, 2015.

David Duchovny Miss Subways Book Tour Discussions (Videos & Pics)

San Francisco Discussion Miss Subways at Books, Inc
David talks about Miss Subways (Audio) from May 7th

David and Chris Carter discuss Miss Subways at The Grove Barnes & Noble, LA
(Thank you Ellie for recording and Maja for posting this audio of the full discussion)

David talks about Miss Subways at Harvard Book Store
(Video/Periscope  by @tkkarma)

David talks Miss Subway at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in NYC
(full periscope)


Bucky Dent Movie: Who would you cast?

Bucky Dent Movie: Who would you cast? I have gotten thru the book a second time now (Plus many sections 4-5 times via audible, falling asleep on planes to concerts – David’s voice is very relaxing lol) and keep seeing certain faces with the upcoming movie in mind. In no way do I hope to influence David and his team, but I thought it would be fun to share what is in my head and see who you see in these roles. Nor do I have any inside knowledge. This is all for fun online discussion. AND I want to put my picks out there and see how close I am. I don’t want to say I THOUGHT OF THAT after the fact. LOL

Buck Dent Move: Who would you cast?

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The one face I keep seeing is Billy Crystal as Marty.

Bucky Dent Movie

As a kid I loved his old characters, like the over the hill Catskills comic. His relationship to Robin Williams, in my head, makes him perfect, in kind with House of D. I love Billy Crystal in road trips scenes/movies and buddy/team comedies. And there is something funny to me about making the number one Yankees fan of all celebs a Red Sox fan. Maybe I just want to hear Billy say “BUCKY FUCKING DENT” (Insert picture here of BC wearing 61* hat – can’t find it – oh well).

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But way beyond that his current look fits the character enough, his comic timing can sharply deliver Marty’s tongue, and I love it when comic actors like Billy take on funny roles with a serious/tragic side. This could be an Oscar for the right performance. This could be Billy’s Dead Poet (Robin Williams) or more like his Nothing in Common (Jackie Gleason-with Tom Hanks). I can imagine BALLING seeing Ted driving home with a passed away Billy Crystal slumped at the rest stop as he calls Marianna for help – worst and yet possibly most effective way to try to get another date by the way.

Bucky Dent Movie

In many ways a name like Billy would be enough to get the picture made, like Robin Williams in House of D. While Tea may still work under her going rate for David, not sure she would work as Marianna (LOVE here on the Miss Subways Audible). Too bad I love her work. Putting in some faces like Frank Langella in smaller roles (Cheaper if you can film all their scenes in a day or two) and calling favors from friends (like Orlando Jones as Superfly) can help get a movie done. And then you can’t cast a virtual unknown kid – the cheapest labor in Hollywood – as your star.

MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR ANTON – what an amazing body of work from a soul taken far too soon.

AND NOW FOR ROBIN – one of my greatest heroes as a comic and actor. This one still stings

OK enough tears… eye moist as I type… this was supposed to be a game…

But perhaps I sell this project short. House of D – to investors of David’s first big show on his own as writer/director/producer – could easily be seen as a vanity project. Anything but this, House of D is now one of my fave movies of all time. Like so many other thing’s, being a David’s fan is the reason I know it exists, but I stay for the project itself and amazing work from the entire cast.

Bucky Fucking Dent, simply being a Baseball themed movie, will have huge appeal. The back drop of one of sport’s greatest rivalries of all time will draw crowds. This project has a proven source material – a critically acclaimed novel. It appears at least that David’s novels far surpass his music in their reach beyond his core fans from X-Files and Californication.

By all this I mean, raising money for this project maybe a bit easier, which means attracting some bigger names for other roles.

Possibly the hardest thing in casting a project is your leads. For roles like Ted and Marianna, you are talking actors that are probably in the top of their careers. But these roles are not just any roles. They require talent. Finding talent with names to sell a project can get costly.

At this stage in development you have to juggle –
How much will this scrip bring in ticket sales?
Will this actor sell enough more tickets to justify their asking price?

And in 2018 the biggest question, believe it or not – how much can I get in foreign distribution with this casting? (Seriously, a lot of upfront money comes form pre-selling foreign distribution.). There are lists out there of talent, based on what they can expect to make and bring into a production based on their name alone being attached to the project. These numbers are used to raise money for the project.

As a non studio film, access to big name talent is tough. Many names are already contracted and busy.

Conversely, there are 1000s of amazing actors you have never heard that would kill in this movie, but would they sell tickets. Who cares how good a movie is if no one ever sees it, right. (Assuming IFC festival runs not the end goal)

I digress….

What about Danny McBride as Ted?

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Now hear is the thing… I am not a huge fan. I have not watched any of his TV shows. I do not love stoner movies. I have liked the better offerings of the genre (is it really a genre – am I sounding too much like a David novel – am I being WAY to pretentious by saying so – why is it I hear David’s audible voice reading as I type – I’m such a weirdo).

But, again, I keep going there in my head. Unlike a lot of those guys in that “genre” I think Danny has a decent serious side to work the character’s demanding moments (Think Tropic Thunder, basically playing the straight man) and funny enough for the comic elements (Every other movie/show on resume).  In every comedy, there is a sense of tragedy I think Danny plays better than other contemporaries. He can bring the depth and heart this story needs.

Looks wise he seems right off the page of David’s words describing Ted. Not too fat, not too thin, a bit scruffy around the edges. You could picture Danny in that beat up Carola and matching walk up apartment.

I think Danny and Billy could become one of the greatest match ups of all time. Two guys you would almost never imagine in a movie together but once together you think, why did it take so long to put these guys on a road trip together. Between the two, financing could be great as the team raises cash for production. And each has their own built in following to sell a lot of theater tickets.

Moving on, I keep fighting dream casting instincts with movie financing/production instincts. Also the go to Latina actresses in my head do not necessarily fit 100% to the book, as I interpret. As I read/listen I see a face that does not match the easy choices AND a few that would be perfect might be too in between age wise for Marianna or Maria.

The two in my head I do not think would work for Maria – Rita Moreno maybe too old, Rosie Perez too young. Rosie I think could be perfect for either role with just 10 years added/subtracted.

Maybe Rosario Dawson can pull off a Latina NYC Nurse? Or just do yet one more pop in as the same Marvel Comics Netflix character. Cross over appeal? Her ability to commit to Ted is complicated… because she is stitching up powered people trying not to be super “heroes”. The other man is actually… OK never mind.

MAYBE Jennifer Lopez. She has been doing a lot of TV and trying to wash away the Idol stink a bit.

Maybe Jessica Alba? Might be just the kind of role for the actress to get some serious acting nods, with so many wannabe blockbuster mediocre franchise flicks on the resume.

Roselyn Sanchez? Might be busy filming Grand Hotel this summer.

Here is a long shot… “Daniella Alonso was born in New York City, to a large family of Puerto Rican, Peruvian, and Japanese descent…” IMDB. Perusing IMDB this description stuck out more than the picture/name based on Ted’s initial response to Marianna’s looks.

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For Marianna, how about Adriana Barraza.   

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I found this name thinking like  casting director, not so much casting stars I know in my head. The picture above is with Jennifer Anniston in the movie Cake. But if you check out here IMBD, she has worked mostly in Spanish Speaking film/TV and has served on many projects  – including Spanglish – as an acting coach. Something about this works for me.

Truth and NOTHING but the truth

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Miss Subways is now out and David is popping up all over to sign books.
This summer David is filming BUCKY F*CKING DENT the movie.

No new concerts scheduled but we are told more are coming soon.

We have some insights to other new projects but have been asked to keep those under wrap for now. AND unlike many folks on tumblr we respect the artists and their teams.

To that effect, I would like to recommit that we will NEVER post info about an artist’s private life, including lies about celebs, and especially lies about their family and friends. Paparazzi, ripped content from other fans/sites without acknowledgements, 20-25yo recycled photos we have all seen 1000s of times in our feeds, and certainly we will NEVER attack a fan for being themselves and simply trying to have fun.

I call on ALL to block those that do the above. This fandom has been rocked by bullies and garbage for far too long. ONLY way to shut it down is if we ALL shut it down. No reason to follow a feed because you fear they might be disparaging our fave celebs or other fans. You give them a voice. Attention is what they crave. ANY attention you give them feeds their ego, and in some case – pockets via google ads etc.

Supporting sites that do more to destroy than truly inform makes you part of the problem. It is time for us all to simply walk away from the garbage. They never leave the house so you are not losing a friend.

Lets keep the conversation to what happens on stage and screen, and other public events.

Try to minimize spoilers.

Say NO to ALL attacks on other fans. THIS makes no sense to me.

Say NO to stalking – going to public events is NOT stalking. Going to the film set or their house is. Don’t be creepy!!!

Respect an artist wishes. If they say no photos. STOP TAKING PHOTOS.

Everything off stage and screen IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS!

If you are simply looking for gossip and to find justification for your sick fantasies and lies, please go elsewhere – mainly tumblr garbage – it’s out there but never the truth.

We are not here for personal attention. We are not here for profit. We are not here to bully.

We are here to discuss our fave show and other projects from our fave celeb and others in the family.

We are here to share experiences with friends from around the world,met through this fandom. THIS site does more to bring amazing people together than prop up the celeb that brought us together.


You do not have to be our friend or follower, but…
I see no reason to be our “enemy”
I see no reason to be a bully
I see no reason to spread lies
No reason to make others cry
If you feel the need to be or support the garbage on tumblr, I recommend you seek therapy for your anger and sadness. I assume you r the victim of abuse at some point. Your behavior is learned from other garbage. Stop the cycle.

Miss Subways out TODAY! Summer Reading List All Set?

Summer Reading List All Set? Miss Subways out TODAY!


May 1 – Miss Subways Book Signing in NYC
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May 2 – Miss Subways Book Signing & Discussion – Boston
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May 4 – Miss Subways Book Signing at Barnes & Noble The Grove, LA
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May 7 – Miss Subways Book Discussion, San Francisco
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July 6-8 – Montreal ComicCon More Info

 AVAILABLE TODAY ON AMAZONMiss Subways Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.

 “Miss Subways” is a quirky, wholly original — and at times baffling — novel that tackles an Irish myth and gives it a contemporary spin, mixing it with legends and stories from other worlds. NYDAILYNEWS “Miss Subways” reads like a hybrid of the TV show “Twin Peaks” and the 1998 film “Sliding Doors” merged with a love letter to New York City. A wild and unpredictable journey from Duchovny’s bold imagination awaits readers.



Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American Novel, and spends the waning days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent.

When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of Ted’s youth tries to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from Mariana―the Nuyorican grief counselor with whom Ted promptly falls in love―and a crew of neighborhood old-timers, Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Boston winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of.

David Duchovny’s richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent explores the bonds between fathers and sons and the age-old rivalry between Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with our urgent need to persevere―and risk everything―in the name of love. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of ’78 when the mighty Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tender, insightful, and hilarious novel demonstrates how life truly belongs to the losers, and that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.

Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the mirth, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.

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A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won’t soon forge

Elsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that–her long, lazy days are spent eating, napping, and chatting with her best friend, Mallory. One night, Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture; but while Mallory is interested in flirting with the neighboring bulls, Elsie finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer’s family gathered around a bright Box God–and what the Box God reveals about something called an “industrial meat farm” shakes Elsie’s understanding of her world to its core.

There’s only one solution: escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Jerry–excuse me, Shalom–a cranky, Torah-reading pig who’s recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave (in his own mind, at least) turkey who can’t fly, but who can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport.

Elsie is our wisecracking, pop-culture-reference-dropping, slyly witty narrator; Tom–who does eventually learn to fly (sort of)–dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent; and Shalom, rejected by his adopted people in Jerusalem, ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and Palestinians. In Holy Cow, David Duchovny’s charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance that the world desperately needs.